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Renovating Bungalow 404: Before & After Exterior

Sarah is being way to modest I guess. I got down to her house for Memorial Day weekend and almost flipped when I saw the difference in Bungalow 404. Almost everything is in its place there and the house felt great. Last time I was down it barely had sheet rock on the walls.

We celebrated Dylan’s birthday, had a porch party with the dogs and made some music with Rob (Please check out the original RnB song that we created here). I also snapped a picture of the front of the house so you could have a quick view of the before and after exterior.

Meanwhile, be looking forward to more tales from Sarah’s renovation efforts. I’ll tell them myself if I have to, though I just don’t think I can do them the justice they deserve!!




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10 Responses
  • Tricia - Avolli
    May 26, 2009

    Wow, it was very nice “before” but is amazing “after”. The stone work looks beautiful! Great choice!

    Tricia – Avolli

  • Lloyd Ryder
    May 27, 2009

    The old house looks drab,the new look is more upbeat and
    more pleasent.However,if you look around in your area you will likely find the same “new look”.I would have liked to see something more dramatic.What,I don’t know,maybe stucco.

  • Chris Topher
    May 28, 2009

    That’s awesome! When can I move in?

  • Laura
    May 31, 2009

    The rocking chairs are much better than the couch on the porch :)

    Can’t wait to see the rest!

  • Sarah
    June 2, 2009

    Laura, Topher & Tricia-thanks for the kind words, the couch actually smelled a lot worse than it looked!

    Lloyd-Stucco…not so much. Actually people in my neighborhood aren’t really honoring the architectural period that their house was built in. They fight the style of their house rather than embrace it. Really you’ve just got a snapshot here, the whole interior was redone as well. I understand wanting visual drama, but there wasn’t anything really wrong with the exterior layout. Thanks for your comment!

  • Vanessa
    December 7, 2017

    Lovely house, can you tell me the blue paint color you used for the exterior, please?

    • Sarah
      December 7, 2017

      Vanessa, It’s Sherwin Williams Outerspace

  • Monika
    January 16, 2018

    I have following Estate Of Things 404 for a very long time. The renovation ideas are fresh, smart and fun to see. I have been inspired.

  • Pam
    January 18, 2018

    How have I just now discovered this gem? Great writing, style and content. When I saw that you are in Southern Pines my heart skipped a beat. My husband and I began our married life in Southern Pines 35 years ago, fresh from college nearby (Campbell & Elon). We relocated to Maryland after 4 years but there’s a special place in our hearts for that sweet little town. I look forward to scrolling your archives and keeping up with future fun. Cheers!

    • Sarah
      January 19, 2018

      Hi Pam,
      Glad you found us! We have a housewares shop in downtown Southern Pines so drop by and say Hi! We have some Campbell alumni in our family too.

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